B / 14th overall
After treating it for years as if it were some hockey version of profanity, the Red Wings finally relented and are freely using the R-word in conversation these days. “I understand that we’re in a rebuild here,” said GM Ken Holland. The Wings will miss the playoffs again this season, making it the first time since the early 1980s that they’ve failed to qualify for the post-season three years in a row. “I want to try to get this thing turned around as quickly as possible so that we’re way more competitive and we can compete for a playoff spot,” Holland said. So, the process continues.
1. Filip Zadina (7th overall)
RW, 19, 6-0, 195 – Grand Rapids (AHL)
2018 draft, 6th overall
Zadina was getting an NHL look to see if he learned the lessons he failed...
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